Sunday, 20 January 2013

My Oldest Friend

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We first met 55 years ago when we both started at our local college.  She happily settled in Maine with her husband after he  retired from the US Air Force .
Who would have thought we would still be keeping in touch after all these years.

Papers
Sprout collection from Shabby Shoppe
The lovely blue roses from Paulette at TLC
Main BP unknown


The sentiment is again handmade in Publisher and distressed with DI.  I heat embossed a gold border on the main BP and also stamped and gold embossed friend's initial.


The gorgeous lace and the lush silk ribbon is from Linda's, Funkie Junkie Boutique.
Handmade stick pin with pearls and gold beads


I finished the inside with matching paper but didn't take a pic, duh!


Challenges
Eclectic Ellapu - special birthdays
Stamping Sensations - friendship
Sugar Creek Hollow #45 - tic tac toe - lace, ribbon, pearls
Sarah Hurley #76 - celebrate




Thank you for stopping by :)
Cheers me dears


x



11 comments:

Sandie said...

A stunning card Irene...I just love your colour choice. Gorgeous pin and that lace is to die for.

I'm sure your friend will absolutely adore this card.

Hugs
Sandie xx

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card, Irene. Lovely layout and the papers are beautiful, as is the lace. Elizabeth xx

pinky said...

Its just beautiful Irene, and what an amazing celebration of friendship! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.
Pinky

Lynne K said...

A really beautiful card, Irene, and perfect for celebrating such a long-standing friendship. I love the colours, the pretty pin and that stunning lace. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations, and good luck.

Lynne

Meggymay said...

A stunning card for a special friend. Thank you for sharing it with us at SCH this week.
Yvonne

Chana said...

This is a beautiful card! The wonderful soft colors give it a very ethereal look and feel. Thanks for sharing with us at Eclectic Ellapu's!
Hugz,
Chana

fatmonica said...

I love this card.The papers are gorgeous and I love the sentiment and lace.!Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley's Challenge Blog.

Bonnie Irvine said...

What a wonderful gift for your dear friend. This card is beautiful...very elegant. I love the lace and that gorgeous bow with the stick pin. Thanks for joining us in our special birthday challenge at Eclectic Ellapu. I hope we'll see you again soon.

Patti P. said...

So very pretty, Love the bow and pearl pin and that blue rose paper is so gorgeous. Your friend is sure to love this and how wonderful that you are still close buddies. Friends are so important.
So glad you could join us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week.

Patti DT/SCH

nicoleqmullen said...

Gorgeous colours, love this! Thank you so much for joining us at the Sarah Hurley challenge Blog!!

jaine the basement gal. said...

So very pretty, well done. Thanks for joining the challenge with Sarah Hurley.